Happy Birthday! Check Out Our Favorite Alicia Keys Braided Hair Moments!

January 25, 2021

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Happy Birthday to singer, Alicia Keys!

As we celebrate Alicia Key’s 40th birthday, we would like to take a look at her most notable braided styles from now and then. Let’s take a trip from the future to the past, as we look at her plaited hair evolution, through the years.

The singer became an international sensation in the early 2000s when she released her first album, ‘Songs in A Minor’ at the age of 20. While many fell in love with her skills as a pianist, her writing and vocals, we also fell in love with what we call the ‘Alicia Keys Braids’ with the beads of course!

Alicia and her powerhouse voice had so many head-turning hairstyles, making her one of the most stylish singers ever.

Here are some of our favorite Alicia beauty and iconic braided hair moments:

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 30: Alicia Keys attends The Hollywood Reporter’s Empowerment In Entertainment Event 2019 at Milk Studios on April 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for THR)


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 12: Alicia Keys arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 28: Alicia Keys poses at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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Alicia Keys at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York, New York (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)


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Alicia Keys during The Black Ball Hosted by Alicia Keys and Benefiting the Keep a Child Alive Foundation – Arrivals at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)


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MIAMI – AUGUST 28: Singer Alicia Keys arrives at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena on August 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)


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Alicia Keys during LIVE 8 – Philadelphia – AOL 1-On-1 Celebrity VIP Room at Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage for AOL)


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UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: Photo of Alicia KEYS (Photo by Andrew Lepley/Redferns)


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SANTA MONICA, CA – NOVEMBER 20: Singer Alicia Keys attends the Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor at the Santa Monica Civic Center, November 20, 2003 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)


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Alicia Keys (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)


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Alicia Keys (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)


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Alicia Keys (Photo by Steve Granitz Archive 1/WireImage)


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Alicia Keys (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)


Alicia Keys, amerikanische Soul- und R&B-Sängerin und Songwriterin, in München, Deutschland 2001. Alicia Keys, American soul and RnB singer and song writer at Munich, Germany 2001. (Photo by Fryderyk Gabowicz/picture alliance via Getty Images)


J Records recording artist Alicia Keys arriving at the 26th Annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, 2/20/01. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images.



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Portrait of singer Alicia Keys, New York, 2001. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)